Shocking: House rep calls President a liar on the House floor – twice

Who said it?

The Republicans are worried that we can’t pay for insuring an additional 10 million children. They sure don’t care about finding $200 billion to fight the illegal war in Iraq. Where you going to get that money. You gonna tell us lies like you’re telling us today? Is that how you’re going to fund the war. You don’t have enough money to fund the war or children. But you’re going to spend it to blow up innocent people if we can get enough kids to grow old enough for you to send to Iraq to get their heads blown off for the President’s amusement.


But the President Bush’s statements about children’s health shouldn’t be taken any more seriously than his lies about the war in Iraq. The truth is that Bush just likes to blow things up in Iraq, in the United States, and in Congress.

There was a heck of a lot of things more offensive about that little rant than the fact that President Bush was called a liar twice, eh?

As to the answer to the question “who said it?” None other than Rep. Pete Stark-raving-mad, back in 2007 (via GP).

What’s Congressman Stark up to these days? When he’s not threatening to throw reporters out the window, here’s what he’s doing:

Stark attended a town hall meeting on health care in Fremont, Calif. over the weekend. A senior citizen lit into various Obamacare talking points and told Rep. Stark: “Don’t pee on my leg and then tell me it’s raining.”

At 1:38 of the video clip, Stark grabbed the microphone and lashed back: “I wouldn’t dignify you by peeing on your leg. It wouldn’t be worth wasting the urine.”

Make sure to check out the video clip at Michelle’s link. BTW, this isn’t the first time Stark’s gone nuts over a political constituent daring to disagree with him.

Yet, it’s Joe Wilson who is the perpetually “rude” Congressman? I don’t think so.

BTW, the liberal Obama-loving McClatchy news outlet reported today that South Carolina’s tourism offices are being “flooded” with calls from people across the country who are saying they will not visit SC again because of Joe Wilson’s outburst. Two things: 1) how many of these people are actually rabid liberal activists dressed up in “concerned citizen” clothing and 2) if these idiots are going to be that petty, what makes them think most South Carolinians would want them to vacation there anyway?

As the House prepares to vote today on censure for Wilson, Ed Morrissey writes this:

If “You lie” qualifies as “hateful rhetoric”, then Stark’s lunatic rant should qualify for a gold medal in the [O]lympic event. Did Democrats, enjoying the first year of their majority, vote to censure Stark for calling the President a liar — or more egregiously, for claiming that Bush enjoyed seeing Americans and Iraqis die for his “amusement”? No, although Stark did get a warning from the presider after Republicans complained repeatedly about his insults.

If Pelosi wants to censure Wilson, then she has unfinished business from 2007 to attend first.

But then that would demonstrate honesty and consistency, which the House leadership has demonstrated time and time again that it simply does not have. This whole charade is simply a pathetic exercise in political posturing, and one that I hope backfires on House Democrats in 2010.


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